This epic adaptation of Puccini’s 1904 opera Madame Butterfly explores love and loss in the Vietnam conflict. Miss Saigon is one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time. Nominated for an incredible number of Olivier, TONY, and Drama Desk Awards, Miss Saigon is the second, massively successful offering from the creators of Les Misérables: Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil.
In the turmoil of the Vietnam War, Chris, an American soldier, and Kim, a Vietnamese girl, fall in love and marry but are distressingly separated when Saigon falls. As years pass, Chris, unable to contact Kim, remarries and attempts to move on with his life. Kim, however, gives birth to Chris’s son and waits faithfully for Chris’s return. When circumstances bring Chris back to Vietnam he learns the truth, but before he is able to speak with Kim, she takes her own life ensuring their son will be taken back to America with his father. Miss Saigon is an epic, daring musical that is universal in its emotional power.
This show performed from March 18th to April 3rd, 2016 at the Fox Theatre in Redwood City, CA
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.and Alain Boublil
Original French Lyrics by Alain Boublil
Additional Material by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Directed by Jasen Jeffrey
Associate Direction by Estelle Mocny
Music Direction by Sean Kana
Choreography by Nicole Helfer
Production Management by Alicia Jeffrey
The Engineer – Antonio Rodriguez III
Kim – Danielle Mendoza
Chris – Terence Sullivan
Ellen – Catherine Brady
Thuy – Brian Palac
John – Aaron Grayson
Gigi – Vida Mae Fernandez
Female Ensemble – Pauli Amornkul, Alysia Beltran, Leslie Chocano, Camille Edralin, Kathryn Han, Cheyenne Wells
Male Ensemble – Chris Aceves, Clint Calimlim, Doy Charnsupharindr, Jesse Cortez, Alexander Gomez, Efrain Lazcano-Ibarra, RJ San Jose, Brendon North, Neal Pascua, Jay Thulien
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